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Bundesliga 2017/18 Tournament

Arkadij Naiditsch11.5/15(+10 -2 =3)[games]
Etienne Bacrot11/15(+9 -2 =4)[games]
Ivan Saric11/13(+10 -1 =2)[games]
Viktor Laznicka10.5/15(+8 -2 =5)[games]
David Baramidze10/13(+9 -2 =2)[games]
Rainer Buhmann9.5/15(+6 -2 =7)[games]
Loek van Wely9.5/13(+7 -1 =5)[games]
Arik Braun9/12(+7 -1 =4)[games]
Georg Meier9/15(+5 -2 =8)[games]
Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu9/14(+4 -0 =10)[games]
Markus Ragger9/14(+5 -1 =8)[games]
Daniel Hausrath8.5/15(+4 -2 =9)[games]
Michael Adams8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Andreas Heimann8.5/15(+3 -1 =11)[games]
Rustem Khazitovich Dautov8.5/12(+6 -1 =5)[games]
Mateusz Bartel8/12(+5 -1 =6)[games]
Leon Mons8/15(+2 -1 =12)[games]
Benjamin Bok8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Dennis Wagner7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek7.5/12(+3 -0 =9)[games]
Zoltan Almasi7.5/12(+4 -1 =7)[games]
Jan Gustafsson7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Predrag Nikolic7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Alexander Yuryevich (Nenashev) Graf7/14(+6 -6 =2)[games]
Roven Vogel7/13(+4 -3 =6)[games]
Thies Heinemann7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Zahar Efimenko7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Jorden van Foreest7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
(242 players total; 213 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Bundesliga 2017/18

Played in various locations in Germany 21 October 2017 - 1 May 2018. OSG Baden-Baden won, ahead of SG Solingen and SV 1930 Hockenheim. Pairings and results: Crosstable:

Previous edition: Bundesliga (2016/17).

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 218  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Hoolt vs A Heimann  0-1422017Bundesliga 2017/18C53 Giuoco Piano
2. D Vocaturo vs A Ostrovskiy  0-1692017Bundesliga 2017/18C53 Giuoco Piano
3. K Miton vs Nisipeanu 0-1322017Bundesliga 2017/18B83 Sicilian
4. G Ginsburg vs McShane 0-1262017Bundesliga 2017/18C48 Four Knights
5. A Rezasade vs A Braun  0-1472017Bundesliga 2017/18A35 English, Symmetrical
6. Max Warmerdam vs R Buhmann  0-1402017Bundesliga 2017/18C19 French, Winawer, Advance
7. P Zelbel vs Sasikiran  0-1602017Bundesliga 2017/18B22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. A Schenk vs I Zaragatski  0-1392017Bundesliga 2017/18A57 Benko Gambit
9. Valentin Dragnev vs E Iturrizaga  0-1452017Bundesliga 2017/18B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
10. C Eichler vs S Chanda  0-1412017Bundesliga 2017/18A04 Reti Opening
11. C Schramm vs L'Ami  0-1752017Bundesliga 2017/18C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. M Womacka vs Naiditsch 0-1392017Bundesliga 2017/18C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
13. E Inarkiev vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-1632017Bundesliga 2017/18B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. D Mager vs P Schlosser  0-1322017Bundesliga 2017/18A34 English, Symmetrical
15. Sasikiran vs Fressinet  0-1502017Bundesliga 2017/18C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. Hracek vs I Saric  0-1652017Bundesliga 2017/18B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
17. V Keymer vs Bacrot 0-1642017Bundesliga 2017/18D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. P Schlosser vs Kasimdzhanov 0-1412017Bundesliga 2017/18A22 English
19. P Flierl vs M Womacka  0-1582017Bundesliga 2017/18B23 Sicilian, Closed
20. Falk Hoffmeyer vs F Handke  0-1682017Bundesliga 2017/18A04 Reti Opening
21. E Powierski vs M Neef  0-1392017Bundesliga 2017/18C10 French
22. I Zaragatski vs C Schramm  0-1392017Bundesliga 2017/18A15 English
23. Dinstuhl vs B Y Margolin  0-1392017Bundesliga 2017/18D02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. D Wagner vs R Edouard  0-1382017Bundesliga 2017/18D25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. V Babula vs D Baramidze  0-1352017Bundesliga 2017/18A45 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  PhilFeeley: Kramnik doesn't play here?
Oct-23-17  waustad: You can see rosters here:
Oct-23-17  waustad: It looks like travelling partners play in the penultimate round.
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  HeMateMe: Kaz won one of those FIDE world championship tournaments about 15 years ago, didn't he? I think there were three FIDE yearly champions: Kaz, Pono and another fellow who was probably top 25 at the time, but not much higher than that.
Oct-26-17  jphamlore: Why didn't Inarkiev against MVL's Sicilian Najdorf at least probe whether 6. .. ♘g4 was a de facto draw offer?

E Inarkiev vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017

Nov-11-17  waustad: This week should see some very lopsided scores. One of the better matchups is Bremen vs Hamburg, where on every board Bremen has a slightly higher rated player, but they are all close.

<HeHateMe> Alexander Khalifman is the person you were thinking of as the other FIDE champ.

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  Tabanus: Umm.. 16 teams, each team with 8 players each round, 15 rounds. That's 8 x 8 x 15 = 960 games when finished.

And 8 x 8 x 4 = 256, so CG has all games so far.

Nov-19-17  waustad: As usual I'll put in a link to the German Frauenbundesliga site. Some travelling partners have played already and some haven't so the cross table doesn't really tell who is leading that well.
Jan-02-18  waustad: FYI, many games that are hard to find from the FBL are on One needs to know how they spell names, but if you can spell one participant, the tournament becomes available.
Feb-04-18  waustad: Baden and Solingen have each tied a match, so they are tied for the lead with 15 MP, though Baden has a lead in game points. They play each other on February 25th.
Feb-04-18  waustad: Looking at the chess-results site, I noticed that Dragnev has played all GMs and has a performance rating over 2600. Perhaps he'll get the norm that he just missed in Gibraltar to cinch the GM title.
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  whiteshark: <Solingen keeps track with Baden-Baden> chess24 report on rounds 7+8:
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  whiteshark: <Tabanus: And 8 x 8 x 4 = 256, so CG has all games so far.> Now it's 8 x 8 x 8 = 512 ;)
Feb-25-18  waustad: Solingen beat Baden today, 4.5 - 3.5 with the only decisive game being LíAmiís victory over Naiditsch.
Mar-11-18  waustad: With today's loss by Solingen against SV 1930 Hockenheim, Baden Baden has retaken the lead, having more game points than Solingen. The Baden vs Hockenheim match on April 29th may decide the winner.
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  whiteshark: <waustad: The Baden vs Hockenheim match on April 29th may decide the winner.> Baden won with 5:3. Today and tomorrow are the final rounds in Berlin.

Baden and Solingen both have 23 team points and Solingen is only one (1) board point ahead, but with tougher opponents (vs no 6+8) compared to for Baden (no. 10+13).

games are underway:

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  whiteshark: I see in the playing venue there's also the final of the German School Chess Championship u16 underway.

It's great for the kids to see their idols playing the very next table.

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  whiteshark: Bundesliga Playoff is underway:

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